JD.com continues to supply its online customers with different products to help them choose their favorite brands. The company has continued to dominate China’s online retail market over the years because of its innovation expertise. The new product to find its way to the Jingdong’s portfolio is the Hungarian wine.JD.com collaborated with Grand Tokaj, the Hungarian top wine producer in launching the product.
The collaboration between Jingdong and Grand Tokaj marks a new beginning for the online retailer. Hungarian wine became the first product from the winery to hit China’s e-commerce market. Grand Tokaj would benefit through JD.com’s aggressiveness in marketing and top-notch delivery strategies.
The drone and other top-rated delivery services would allow the customers to receive the products. Additionally, Jingdong would help the winery in advising on the products needed in the Chinese market. JD.com’s powerful platform would provide the necessary insights that would improve the marketing of Hungarian wine.
Grand Tokaj operates from Tokaj-Hegyalja Wine Region, an area known for producing the best wine in Hungary. Tokaji Aszú is one of the Grand Tokaj’s brands prepared through noble rot process that involves the usage of grapes. The process dates back to the 17th century, specifically in 1630.
According to JD.com statistics, the customers received the products in a significant way. The first 10 hours since the launching period that took place between April 17 to 22 saw the sale of 1,000 bottles of Tokaji Aszú, the winery’s signature. Besides, the brand’s online store in the Dingdong’s platform attracted 400,000 followers on the same day the launching took place. JD.com admitted that such fast accumulation of followers involving alcoholic products slightly matched that of baijiu giant Moutai.
Jingdong’s FCMG President, Carol Fung appreciated the winery’s decision to work with JD.com. She admitted that the Chinese market for imported wine is ripe. She added that having the winery as the first company to provide sweet wine to the JD.com’s platform is a positive move. The Jingdong’s analysis proved that more than three-quarters of Chinese wine consumers go for the imported brands mostly Women and the young generation.
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His humble beginnings were India, in the mid 1940s rural village, Rampur Manhyaran. Vinod Gupta grew up without many of the ordinary amenities of today, served in the Indian Airforce and studied agricultural engineering in India. On graduating he gained a graduate assistantship at University of Nebraska and left India with a ticket bought on loan, and $58.
After gaining a Business Administration masters, he worked as marketing research analyst with mobile homes manufacturer, Commodore Corporation. Asked to evaluate rival companies’ performance, it was difficult to get information. So, Vinod compiled his own list from 8,800 directories.
He offered Commodore two options: exclusive rights to the list for $9,000. or free with his right to sell it to competitors. Commodore took the latter option. With a loan of $100., invested, he made $35,000. within a month. He then founded Business Research Services & American Business Lists (ABI) and left Commodore a year later.
With two part-time employees, his company created lists from information in telephone books to meet the needs of mobile home manufacturers. His business expanded and he added other industries. Vinod found that the need for B2B marketing information offered endless possibilities. So he expanded, and with acquisition of several companies became InfoUSA.
InfoUSA became InfoFree which evolved to a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service system helping businesses grow sales. The Company – a Google before Google – grew from his initial $100. investment and sold for $680 million in 2010.
With his American dream realized, Vinod gives back mainly through education in the USA and India. He has donated over $50 million and is helping to close the gender gap in India. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by universities in both the US and India. He recently started database101.com, a new database company for sales people.
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